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Listen: PSALMS – “Low Plane”

12 Jan


Towards the end of 2012, a strange and ungodly sound could be heard emanating from within the walls of Norwich, Fine City extraordinaire. Unexpectedly it t’was not the sherry’d warbles of Queen Delia but instead the collective wailing and gnashing of teeth at the demise of Fever Fever, one of the city’s finest and favourite bands.

Having built themselves a reputation and following that stretched far and wide, further even than that there London, the trio of Rosie, Ellie and Smit announced that they were downing tools, packing the art-punk and the rawkus back away and calling it a day.

Soon though the whispers and rumours began, something was coming. A wink was tipped our way and we’ve been patiently waiting ever since. And then, on a Friday night (yesterday to be precise) a tweet of some ambiguity, no explanation but a link, a name, a band. Here before our ears was something new. Four people not three, a Tom has joined the fold (Laver, formally of Dorian Gay), there was no fever but breathing was quickened and brows were moist with perspiration. Could this be it?

Indeed it was, from the ashes had risen not a Phoenix, but a poetic story to be told; a Psalm (well Psalms actually but why should we let pedantry get in the way of a good ramble?). Softer than we were used to, but still with an edge, still with grind and with a hell of a lot of potential, “Low Plane” has whetted our appetite and we are hungry for more.

More that we expect to devour on 23 January when Psalms play their debut show in support of Norwich’s adopted children, The Joy Formidable . We shall be there, tickets are still available, why not come along and hear the tales for yourselves?

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